Mamerto "Lagitan" Tindongan was born in Banaue, Ifugao, Philippines into a long lineage of mumbaki (shamans). He began carving at the age of eight, and it shows. He is a well known Southeastern Ohio wood sculptor, with a show room in Athens, Ohio.
He dreamt about Ifugao huts that were brought into this country and abandoned. In the dream, they were withered deteriorating structures. The dream nudged him to build strong and sturdy Ifugao huts.
Bridging Homes is a Website by Mamerto depicting his Ifuago Hut Healing project.